And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
— Acts 3:7

Congregational Learning

Are you looking to grow spiritually? Do you long to have a stronger faith but not sure how to do that? Are you looking to make new friends and build relationships?

This is a great place to start!

Growing spiritually doesn’t happen just when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we put His Words into action in our lives and we do that best when we are connected to others within a community of faith. King of Kings offers many opportunities to grow stronger in faith and to be in closer community with others. No matter where you are in your faith walk, we invite you to come, learn and grow in God’s love with others. Please take some time to look through these groups and discussions below and see where God is leading you so you can grow stronger in Him.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact the individuals listed with each group or contact Sue Oberg. We would love to help you on your journey of faith!

Sunday Forum offers a convenient way to participate in adult learning before or after attending Sunday morning worship services. Registration is not required and it is unnecessary to attend every week. Coffee and snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome!

Video presentations, guest speakers, in-depth Bible studies, and group fellowship are all important parts of Sunday Forum. The group will often work through various study series that focus on relevant faith questions and dig deeper into God’s Word.
When: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. from September through May
Where: The West Conference Rooms
Who: Everyone!

Interested in learning more about Sunday Forum? Contact Trudy Cowman at

Readers unite! The PM Book Discussion Group is King of Kings’ very own book club that brings readers of all ages together to share thoughts on books and grow in faith. The group meets once every two months to join in fellowship and discuss a book they read the weeks before. One member will lead the discussion and provide insight into the story and its relevance to the Christian faith.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Room 305 unless otherwise noted
Who: Avid readers of all ages

December 11, 2017  America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray &  Laura Kamoie. Leader: Jan Olson

February 12, 2018  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  WE NEED A VOLUNTEER TO LEAD THIS MONTH.

April 9, 2018  News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Leader: Larae Ireland

June 11, 2018  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Leader: Alice Reuter

Have questions about the PM Book Discussion Group? Contact Bev Boyer at

Connection Groups, or Small Groups as they are better known, give us a place to connect with others and grow in faith while making a large church feel like home! Anyone can start or join a Connection Group with their friends, spouses, or others both in or outside of the church. Groups consist of 6-12 people committed to meeting regularly for study, prayer, and service. Training is provided for those wishing to start a Connection Group of their own.

Click here to check out great Connection Groups that are happening right now! For questions, email Sue Oberg at

God’s GALS is a ministry for adult women who are looking for an in-depth bible study, fellowship, service and fun. Every meeting consists of a combination of large and small group study time. Each year, the group comes together for at least one service project and has celebrations and special events that add to the fellowship and learning experience. Check out the new studies below.

IN SESSION: Exodus Precept
This incredible book is so much more than just a story about Moses and the parting of the Red Sea! The stories of the people of Israel; their redemption, wilderness journey, the law and the Tabernacle will give us a shadowing of what God has revealed to us in his Son, Jesus Christ. This study of Exodus will awaken your passion for God as we see how God has progressively been establishing His people and revealing Himself to be the one and only true God since the beginning of time.
This 11-week study is very in-depth and designed for gals who will be committed to coming to most of the classes and doing at least part of the homework each week. Limited space is available, so sign up early or you may miss out!
Leaders: Sue Oberg, Molly Calkins and Shirley Beveridge
Contact: Sue Oberg at
Dates: Wednesday Mornings 9:30–11:30 a.m.  September 13–January 10 (off for district 833 breaks–see schedule). Childcare is available for a minimal fee.
For: Women
Cost: $30.00 for the study, book and materials

IN SESSION: The Armor of God
God’s GALS invites you to join them this fall for “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. This is a 7-week in-depth study focusing on spiritual warfare. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. This study will help you turn challenges and discouragement into opportunities for prayer, encourage you to grow spiritually and expand your understanding of prayer. This study is appropriate for new or inexperienced Bible study students as well as those well-versed in Scriptures. We hope you will join us for this incredible study that is sure to have a huge impact on your life!
Contact: Annette Sherrill at
Dates: We are offering this study on three different days of the week:
Wednesday Morning: 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting September 20
Friday Morning: 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting September 22
Saturday Morning 8:30–10:30 a.m. starting September 23
Studies are usually every other week but please check the schedule for exact dates. Childcare is available for the Wednesday study only for a minimal fee.
For: Women
Cost: $20.00 for the study, book and materials

To learn more about God’s GALS and how to become a part of their ministry, contact Sue Oberg or Annette Sherrill at

King’s Daughters is a women’s Bible study group that provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere for women of all ages to spend time socializing while digging deeper into the Word of God. Each meeting, the group works to better understand scripture and its importance for women’s lives today.

Every year, the King’s Daughters takes on a new Bible study series. Their study (TBA) will begin in September.
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Classroom at King of Kings
Who: Women of all ages looking to connect and grow spiritually

To learn more about The King’s Daughters, contact Carol Berger at

King’s Sisters brings together retired and semi-retired women for the purpose of fellowship and education. Along with monthly meetings at King of Kings that includes lunch and a program, the group also take part in events around the community such as art gallery tours and outings to local restaurants and attractions.
When: Second Tuesday of each month
Where: The Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired & semi-retired women looking to socialize and grow spiritually.

For more information about how to get involved with the King’s Sisters, contact:
Ruth Kosek at or (651) 739-6962
Jan Olson at or (651) 739-2924
Joanne Lillo at or (651) 735-2955

This is a very active group of retired men who enjoy socializing, serving, and learning together. The group’s monthly meetings include breakfast and an educational and inspirational guest speaker. The men also stay active by taking on various projects around the church and the community as the need arises.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Where: Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired men looking to learn and grow with others

For more information about the Retired Men’s Group, contact Richard Boyer at

Man Up Men’s Ministry’s vision is to challenge men to be bold and intentional leaders in their home, work and community to create a Godly legacy. This is accomplished by encouraging men to connect with other men of King of Kings and the community through fellowship, discipleship and service. The group’s monthly meetings are centered on fellowship and Bible study and they also take part in various service projects and social events throughout the community.

When: One Saturday morning a month (September to May) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Classrooms at King of Kings
Who: Any man regardless of age or marital status
Bible Study: Starting Saturday, September 9, our Bible study will be Work As Worship by J.D. Greear. God gives us our work, talent and skills so that through them we might worship Him. We have been called to work with excellence, integrity, and diligence, and our careers are opportunities to be on mission for Christ in the workplace. God gives us great potential for impact on our families, churches, communities and the world through the blessing of our work.
Service Project: Man Up volunteers to helped with set up, plating and serving food, games, dine/mingle, tear down/clean up at the Annual Birthday Party at the Union Gospel Mission.

Man Up Ministry Team Members
Kevin Bottolfson
Greg Hammond
Brad Henry
Mike Romano
Tom Weber

Have questions or want to register for the Man UP Ministry? Email or contact the team members directly.

Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. The club at King of Kings includes some faith-based aspects that members might not find in other clubs. Members find fellowship through weekly interactions, improved listening skills, increased comfort when speaking with groups of any size (both formally and extemporaneously), and improved communication and leadership skills.

When: The group meets every Thursday evening from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Where: Room 108
Who: Members and Guests are always welcome!

If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact Laura Griffith at
Laura has been a member of King of Kings since 1998 and has participated in Mom’s In Faith, God’s GALS, and other Bible Studies and ministry teams at church. After noticing that some people seemed uncomfortable speaking up, praying out loud, and reading devotions to the group, she decided to bring her 15 years of experience in Toastmasters to King of Kings.

Right Now Media

We’ve partnered with RightNow Media, the “Nextflix of Bible studies” to bring you an online media library that offers over 2,000 Bible study, training and leadership videos from respected teachers and leaders!

We’re thrilled to offer this resource to you! We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with God and with other people! This online library offers a wide variety of studies, so no matter were you are in your relationship with God, there is something for you. Rightnow Media also offers the ease of doing a study in your home, at a coffee shop, or virtually anywhere.

To find out more about Rightnow Media and discover what it has to offer, click here. To receive your invitation for a free membership to RightNow Media, email Patty Bishop or Pastor Liz Eide.

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Sue Oberg
Congregational Life Coordinator